Staff

 


                    

Bob Jones - Chief Executive Officer

Apart from short breaks in the statutory and private sectors, Bob Jones has worked in the voluntary sector since graduating from the LSE thirty years ago. Originally from Hertfordshire, he started work at East End News and subsequently worked for London Docklands Development Corporation and the Workers' Educational Association. He has been a volunteer and trustee for many charities including Community Trusts, Ataxia UK, the Furniture Recycling Scheme for Hertfordshire and the Disability Law Service. He has been CEO at Watford & Three Rivers Trust since 2006.


     

Nicky Fawcett - Deputy CEO

Nicky Fawcett is responsible for managing and developing Watford & Three Rivers Trusts “public facing” activities including the Holywell Community Centre, Community Cars, Timebanking. Nicky originally joined W3RT in 2011 as Resilience Officer providing support for the local voluntary sector. Prior to joining W3RT Nicky was Head of Education for Art Galleries National Museums Liverpool and Deputy Programmes Manager for Bishops gate Institute where she developed a strong background in service delivery and community development. Nicky is on maternity leave until late 2018.


 

Amanda Williams - Director of Development/Lead for CVS

Amanda Williams is responsible for mentoring and supporting the management team to deliver W3RT's ambitious development goals. Her scope includes operations, reporting and change leadership of culture and practices to deliver a new strategic operating model across W3RT activities.
Amanda is a former trustee of W3RT and has a strong corporate and commercial background. She has previously held senior global leadership roles within the healthcare and retail industries.

   

Lead for CVS Network Groups

Gill has been involved in Watford’s voluntary sector for over 25 years and has been responsible for generating funds and support for the W3RT Community Fund whilst promoting W3RT services through her extensive network of charity and business connections. Her role within CVS will see her lead on particular local projects supporting local charities and voluntary organisation. Prior to joining W3RT Gill was Community Fundraising Manager at Peace Hospice Care.


 

Vanessa Wright – Service Manager (Getting Together)

Vanessa is responsible for managing the delivery of W3RT’s Health and Wellbeing programme for older people “Five Ways Friends”. Vanessa has worked for the past 15 years with Older Vulnerable people with various organisations in various roles, including, Age UK as a project Co-ordinator and with a Local Housing Provider within their Sheltered housing and Communities departments.


    

Tracy Lazenby - Executive Assistant to CEO

Tracy Lazenby is responsible for providing executive and secretarial support to W3RT’s CEO. Prior to joining W3RT Tracy was working as a Senior Premier Relationship Manager at HSBC where she managed a portfolio of ‘top-tier’ Premier client relationships. Tracy also holds over eighteen years of experience within the financial industry where she has also got Personal Assistant experience.


 

Sahira Manzoor - IT & Admin Manager

Sahira Manzoor is responsible for ensuring that key data records and computer systems are effectively managed and maintained. Prior to joining W3RT, Sahira was working for Watford Asian Community Care, where she provided administration and IT support to the organisation. Prior to that she worked with Barking & Dagenham College as Database Analyst Programmer, where she was responsible for managing the student database system.


                         

Nijole Straukaite – Finance Officer

Nijole Straukaite is responsible for providing Bookkeeping services including managing all payments and invoices. Prior to joining W3RT Nijole finished her degree in Accounting and Finance at London South Bank University and was working as a volunteer Bookkeeper for Voluntary Transport Office.